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Galaxy A42, A22 LTE and A23 as new with One UI 5.0 and Android 13

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It continues unabated and at full speed the update of Samsung smartphones to One UI 5.0 based on Android 13. After the Galaxy A52 5G, A52s and M33 triad that received the update at the end of November, the long-awaited moment has now also arrived for the Galaxy A42, a device announced (and reviewed) at end of 2020, for the 4G version of Galaxy A22 – whose debut dates back to spring of last year – and for Galaxy A23 in the LTE and 5G versions.

samsung galaxy a22 pic samsung galaxy a42 pic samsung galaxy a23 pic samsung galaxy a23 5g pic

Samsung Galaxy A22 73.6 x 159.3 x 8.4mm
6.4 inches – 1600x720px
Samsung Galaxy A42 75.9 x 164.4 x 8.6mm
6.6 inches – 1600x720px
Samsung Galaxy A23 76.9 x 165.4 x 8.44mm
6.6 inches – 2408×1080 px
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G 76.9 x 165.4 x 8.4 mm
6.6 inches – 2408×1080 px


The build that introduces Android 13 on Galaxy A42 is the A426NKSU2DVK2 and it also brings with it the November security patches, that of Galaxy A22 is the A225FXXU3CVK3 – but in this case the patches are stopped in October. The builds intended for the two Galaxy A23s are the A235FXXU1BVK8 (LTE) and A236BXXU2BVK7 (5G). For all four this is a major update for both the interface both for functionality offers: greater customization, new tools related to Bixby and improvements on the security and privacy side.

The update is being distributed in Asia for the Galaxy A42, in some European countries for the two Galaxy A23s and in Italy for the Galaxy A22: for the first, we will have to wait a few more days before the rollout starts in our country. If you have not yet received the notification, as always we recommend checking for the presence of the update manually by accessing the menu Settings > Software updates > Download and install.

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  • display: Super AMOLED 6.6″ HD+
  • mobile platform: Snapdragon 750G
  • memory: 4/128GB
  • connectivity: 5G
  • cameras:
    • front: 20MP
    • rear: 48MP main + 8MP ultra wide angle + 5MP macro + 5MP depth
  • battery: 5,000mAh


  • display: Super AMOLED 6.4″ HD+
  • processor: Helium G80
  • memory: 4GB of RAM, 64/128GB internal
  • connectivity: LTE
  • cameras:
    • front: 13MP
    • rear: 48MP main + 8MP ultra wide angle + 2MP macro + 2MP depth
  • battery: 5,000mAh



  • display: 6.6″ FHD+ LCD
  • processor: Snapdragon 680 LTE / Snapdragon 695 5G
  • memory: 4/6/8GB of RAM, 64/128GB internal
  • connectivity: LTE / 5G
  • cameras:
    • front: 8MP
    • rear: 50MP main + 5MP ultra wide angle + 2MP macro + 2MP depth
  • battery: 5,000mAh
  • Samsung Galaxy A23 5G is available online from eBay at 218 euros. The value for money is awesome and is one of the best devices in this price range.
  • Samsung Galaxy A23 is available online from eBay at 245 euros.
  • Samsung Galaxy A22 is available online from eBay at 199 euros.
  • Samsung Galaxy A42 is available online from Amazon at 339 euros.
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